Review of Best Western Carib Beach Resort in Saint Thomas

My friend and I spent three days at the Best Western Carib Beach Resort upon arriving on Saint Thomas a week ago. The cost of the Best Western Carib hotel was $179 per night (in late June) plus two fees that added up to another 18% of the room total for a room with two double beds. So, the bill was essentially $600 for our 3 day stay.

The hotel is directly next to the Cyril E. King Airport, which means you hear at least several gigantic jumbo jets take off and land daily (flight volume varies by day). I have to admit, a jet engine isn’t the most pleasant thing to wake up to, but the views of Lindberg Bay from our 2nd floor hotel room were amazing. Wifi worked quite well in our room, making working (both Dan and I work online) doable without driving to a WIFI hotspot in Charlotte Amalie. There were also about 20 television stations available, including CNN, ESPN, and two HBO’s.

The hotel restaurant/bar closes at 10 – at least in late June in down season – which was kind of disappointing since we were fresh off a 3 hour time zone change and not the least bit tired at 10 pm (7 pm Seattle time).

All in all, it was a decent place to stay. We chose it for convenience and the fact that it was one of the cheaper hotels we found via our online research. Nothing on this island is cheap, and hotels are no different.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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